Utah campus models Berkeley to prepare for Ben Shapiro talk


September 28, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah plans to ramp up security Wednesday night for conservative speaker Ben Shapiro, putting into action the lessons it learned from a visit to the University of California, Berkeley, earlier this month for his appearance that drew a huge police presence to ward off violent protests.

Though Utah doesn't have a history of free speech protests and violence like Berkeley, a liberal bastion and the birthplace of the American free speech movement, officials at Utah's flagship college didn't want to take any chances amid a climate of heightened political...

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